Together We Make a Difference!
We would like to thank the Lassiter/Kell Clusther for their planning and hard work on the Teacher of the Year Luncheon! It was FANTASTIC! They all deserve an Oscar for delivering an Oscar “peformance winning” event.
Thanks to all our amazing Teachers of the Year and to our Outstanding Prinicipals. You are all Oscar winners to us and to our students. We appreciate all you do!
We have made progress on the education funding issue — and we are hopeful that there will be significantly less education cuts this year. BUT this is a long term issue and there is still more work to do. Keep educating your members. Encourage voter registration. See the ECCC PTA Legislation page for information ideas. DO NOT GIVE UP! WE WON’T.
Irene Barton is our new District 9 Interim Director. Please join us in welcoming her! Mark your calendars for the District 9 Spring Conference, begining at 8:30 am on March 27th at North Star Church. See: 9th District Spring Meeting.
We are seeking a new communications chair to finish this year. The communications chair wields social media tools to empower and connect PTA members via weekly news briefs, website content and design and helping to keep the ECCC PTA Facebook page current. It is a highly valued position. If you are someone who loves to write, to communicate, who is passionate about the power of the Internet, and wants to make a difference in the lives of students – please consider serving with us. We are a supportive and proactive team.
The ECCC PTA is here to help you be successful in serving your school community. Please do not hesitate to call or email with questions, comments, feedback, etc.
Stephanie Daniels & Anita Hagins Jones
ECCC PTA Co-Presidents 2013-14
To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in schools, the community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children, and;
To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of the Nation.
PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships
Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community—Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class.
Standard 2: Communicating effectively—Families and school staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication about student learning.
Standard 3: Supporting student success—Families and school staff continuously collaborate to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school, and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.
Standard 4: Speaking up for every child—Families are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success.
Standard 5: Sharing power—Families and school staff are equal partners in decisions that affect children and families and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs.
Standard 6: Collaborating with community—Families and school staff collaborate with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.